Hymer B555 - kitchen tap stopped working URGENT!!!

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  1. pinkie

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    HELP.

    When I was in Morocco for some reason my kitchen tap stopped working, although the shower still works fine.

    I totally forgot about it but am "pimping the van" for it's first rental Saturday and just realised.

    Has anyone got any ideas please, a trickle of water comes out when I switch the tap on then nothing.

    Thanks.
     
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    is the pump on and can you hear it working?

    does the bathroom tap work ok?

    does the kichen tap do the same on both hot and cold?

    is it a mixer type tap,?

    do you know if its a presure type system or do the taps have switchs


    if the bath room tape works, turn it on , then turn on the kitchen tap, does it work now.?
     
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    Right, being a deafie, I can't hear any pump.......so that's useless.

    Both taps are mixer taps.

    The bathroom tap works no problem and when I turn it on and turn the kitchen tap on the kitchen tap also works.

    You are clever, thanks!!!! :thumb:

    BUT, when I turn the bathroom tap off, the kitchen tap stops working. :Sad:
     
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    The pump is a submersible model hanging in the fresh tank. It is activated electrically by microswitches in the taps. The one in your sink tap has failed but the shower one is working: hence water out of the open kitchen tap when the shower is opened. You need to replace the microswitch in the kitchen tap. It is a Reich model tap. Search on the internet for instructions / guides.
     
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    ok then you probibly have a tap with switchs in it to make it work,

    ( because when the bathroom tap is live, the pump runs and water flows, then when you open the kitchen tap it also flows, but when you shut down the bath tap the kitchen tap also stops)

    look under the kitchen tap to see if theres any wires, there shuld be if its a switched tap, they will connect to a small micro switch which will possibly need replacing, sometimes they can just stick and if taken out and the little pin is freed off they will carry on working again ok but best to fit a new one at some piont.

    (the fact that it stoped working in moroco may have been down to heat causing the switch to stick)



    good luck
     
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    I am pretty sure the above is right, but I have a Hymer and an identical problem last year that was not the switch

    My kitchen tap folds away (the spout folds up) when I lowered it I had no water just like you, but then found the spout needs to be 'clicked' down into position, only a few more millimetres of move but that then made my tap work :thumb:
     
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    Look on the Hymer international club site full instructions and photographs it free to look.
     
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    Sounds like the microswitch is faulty if the tap runs when another tap is turned on.

    There are a number of different type so go to www.johnscross.co.uk and type microswitch in search box and then space bar and a selection should drop down

    Pter
     
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    Thanks guys,

    you've all been great!

    I've ordered a new tap, just as easy to replace the whole thing I thought and will look slightly nicer.

    I really appreciate all your help. :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi Pinkie have you ordered the right taps ?I only ask because a micro switch is around 4 quid normal mixer taps say £50 and micro switched mixers around £90 IF you have micro switched taps normal pressure taps wont work:Doh: and I am 99% sure you have micro switched taps :Wink::BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    Okay, this has just gone from BAD to WORSE!!!!

    As (I forgot!) it's good Friday today, new tap won't arrive in time, so bought the microswitch part and disconnected tap, which I assume is the "Deluxe" tap, to put in a new microswitch.

    I can't remove microswitch from the tap, so I tried to do tap back up and the water hose bit won't stay in place in the tap, it keeps slipping down, can't work out why, but I have gone from tap doesn't work to -------there is a permanent leak under the sink!

    Oh god, give me strength........................I've still got the toilet "freshen up kit to do" for C3 which is labelled 1994 onwards, although I have a 1992 motorhome.....................

    worried!!!! :cry:
     
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    I had the same thing on my old Hymer last year, it was the micro- switch on the tape, it is a Reich and it will cost around £90 because AFAIK, the micro-switch is part of the tap itself.
     
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